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What
makes
us
by Bruno-Miguel Francisco,
EVENT ORGANISER,
different?
The Education Fund for Luweero
Orphans
orphans’ school, cooking facilities to enable This highlighted the importance of good
the kids to have at least one decent meal a technique and skill of getting through the
day and furniture for the teacher’s rough breakwater, which the Air Traffic
accommodation. Control team mastered on the day.
Both spectators and
the teams thoroughly
enjoyed the day and
The Salsac
many of the
competitors have
Kayak Relay
already pledged to take
part in next year’s
event. The organisers
a really big
are planning for the
2009 Salsac Kayak
success
Relay to involve a
African orphans are better off to the tune
of nearly £7,000, following the first Salsac
Kayak Relay which took place on Sunday,
October 19th. Six teams took part in the challenge which
meant paddling through rough waters
A grand total of £6,713.60 was raised in along the six stages of the course.
the gruelling but fun event which started at
Green Island and finished at Bonne Nuit. In an exciting start, three teams kept on
jockeying for the lead position, but the
The event was sponsored by local eventual winning team was Jersey’s Air
accountants and trust company, A. J. Salsac Traffic Control team who finished in a time
& Co to help raise funds for The Education of 2:59:46. That was just three and a half
Fund for Luweero Orphans. All of the minutes ahead of “Five fit guys and
money raised by the rally will go directly to Nathan”. Had it not been for a disastrous
help the community of Luweero in Uganda. start through the breakwater on stage complete circumnavigation of the island.
In particular it will be used to fund a three,“Five fit guys and Nathan” could well There are also plans to bring it forward to
rainwater harvesting system for the Aids have gone home with the floating trophy. June/July so that they can maximise daylight
hours. Could this become the water
version of the Itex Walk?
Alan & Jackie Salsac of A. J. Salsac & Co said:
“Jackie and I were delighted to be given the
opportunity to support this well deserving
project, and with the commitment and
dedication of all involved, we sincerely hope that
the success of this inaugural event will mean
even bigger and better events in the future,
which will make such an enormous difference to
the children who rely so heavily upon it”.
If you wish to register your interest for
next year’s event please email
Bruno Francisco at:
bruno@salsackayakrelay.com
or write to me at:
9,Alexandra House,
Old St Johns Road, St Helier, JE2 3AL
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